Need help paying your electric bill?
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. Apply directly with the EAP provider for your county or tribe.
616 America Ave NW, Suite #270
Bemidji, MN 56601
Our department, in collaboration with other community partners, is dedicated to providing a broad array of benefits and services to individuals, families and communities. We work cooperatively to empower and support Beltrami County Citizens to ensure they enjoy healthy, safe, and self-sufficient lives.
Mailing Address: PO Box 519, Walker, MN 56484
Physical Address: 400 Michigan Ave, Walker, MN 56484
Persons can apply in-person at either of our Human Services locations Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
301 Court Ave
Park Rapids, MN 56470
The purpose of Hubbard County Social Services is to plan and administer an array of programs and services that are intended to protect and support families and individuals.
The Income Maintenance unit assists eligible persons with cash, medical and food assistance while the Social Service unit provides child and adult protective services and assists vulnerable and disabled persons achieve independence.
716 Paul Bunyan Dr NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Community Resource Connections (CRC) serves the four county area of Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties, serving as a referral source so that community service agencies effectively reach their intended clients. Membership benefits include facilitation of networking events, group marketing, consulting and involvement in an active list serve style communication system.
414 Lincoln Ave Se
Bemidji, mN 56601
A non-profit organization of the Bemidji area working together to meet the emergency needs of homeliness and low-income individuals.
610 Patriot Drive NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Evergreen Youth & Family Services is a private, non-profit youth and family service provider. Evergreen offers services to youth and families in the greater Bemidji area. Services may include emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, community suicide prevention and more.
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.
Apply directly with the EAP provider serving your county or tribe.
- Find Your EAP Provider
- Contact your EAP provider and have them send you an application.
- Mail your completed application to your EAP provider.
- For help finding your local EAP provider, call 1-800-657-3710.
EAP is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grants are:
- For renters or homeowners
- For households with income at or below 50 percent of the state median income
- Based on energy cost, household size, and income
Services may include:
- Payment of energy bills
- Help with utility disconnections or fuel deliveries.
- Education on efficient and safe use of energy.
- Advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers.
- Repair or replacement of homeowners' broken heating systems.
More Minnesotans than ever qualify for the Energy Assistance Program:
Over 600,000 Minnesota households are income-eligible for Energy Assistance, significantly expanding who can receive this essential help. Homeowners and renters can qualify for energy assistance. You could receive up to $1,600 for energy bills and may qualify for an additional $3,000 to cover past-due bills.
How do you apply for the Energy Assistance Program?
Request an application or find your local service provider with one of these options:
1). Search online for “Minnesota energy assistance”
2). Go online: mn.gov/energyassistance
3). Call 800-657-3710 and press 1
Minnesota Cold Weather Rule
The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is effective October 1 through April 30. The cooperative will follow the Cold Weather Rule guidelines prior to disconnecting a service for nonpayment.
A household may receive Cold Weather Rule protection if a proposed disconnect would affect the main heating source of the home, the household income is at or below 50% of the state median income, and the member agrees on a payment plan with the cooperative.
Beltrami Electric would rather work with members on an agreed upon payment plan than disconnect an electric service.
Military Service Personnel
Section 325E.028 of the Minnesota statues pertaining to utility payment agreements for military service personnel outlines their rights and responsibilities effective August 1, 2007. A municipal utility, cooperative electric association, or public utility must not disconnect the utility service of a residential customer if a member of the household has been issued into active duty, for deployment, or for a permanent change in duty station during period of active duty, deployment, or change in duty station if residential customer meets criteria set forth in this statute.
Beltrami Electric's Cold Weather Rule/Military Service Appeal Procedure
If, prior to disconnection, a member appeals a notice of involuntary disconnection, as provided by the utility's established appeal procedure, the utility must not disconnect until the appeal is resolved.
If a member chooses to appeal, they must submit a personal letter of appeal stating their situation and issues in the dispute. The letter of appeal must arrive at the Cooperative before the date of the proposed disconnection. The appeal will be reviewed by the Cooperative to determine a fair and reasonable resolution to the dispute. The resolution will be presented to the member and agreed upon by both the member and the Cooperative in order to resolve the appeal. No disconnection of service will take place during the appeal process.